space elevator

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space elevator

n.
A hypothetical, fixed structure designed to transport people and cargo up to a platform or station in geostationary orbit above a planet or planetlike body.
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It is a fabulous opportunity for me to get onto the star ladder."
His third wife, Jasmine became Yun-Fat's business manager soon after they wed, guiding him to ever bigger pay-days as he climbed his way up Tinseltown's star ladder. They now divide their time between their Hollywood mansion and a pounds 6 million pile in Kowloon, where his elderly mother lives.
He first came to prominence with a leading role in 10 Things I Hate About You, then playing Mel Gibson's son in The Patriot pushed him even further up the star ladder.
Bakers Complete brand manager Janene Kenny said: "With some expert training and advice from Ann, we plan to help Harvey take that first step up the dog star ladder."